Obituary of Emma Louise Greer
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Emma Louise Greer, a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on October 19, 2022. She was 75 years young. Louise(as everyone knew her) was born in Wasco, California on July 17, 1947, to George and Robbie Dotson. She came to live in Hollister, California at the age of six weeks. Louise attended local schools and graduated from San Benito High School in 1965. After graduation, she worked for the County of San Benito, Teledyne McCormick Selph, PG&E, and Bank of America, and then retired from the County of Santa Clara after 17 years in the Department of Child Protection Services. She met Steve after his return from Vietnam and they were married in 1971. They would always celebrate their anniversary at Madonna Inn, which was always special to them. Her amazing home videos of their time there show that in such humorous fashion. Louise loved baby pink roses and pearls. She delighted in a winter snow and just wanted to sit in front of a window and watch the flakes float down. She was creative and talented in so many ways. She made wedding garters for countless brides throughout the years. She created beautiful flower arrangements for many of her friends special events. Louise loved to crochet and make blankets, bibs, and Christmas stockings and won Blue Ribbons at the County Fair. She made the best tuna fish sandwiches and always made sure to bring plenty to share with everyone at the high school band competitions including the parents. Her heart shined through countless faithful letters written to many people and she sent beautiful greeting cards written in handwriting that would challenge the best calligraphers. Her cards were always filled with inspirational messages that spoke of her unwavering faith in the Lord. Friends remember Louise as a gentle, kind, Christian woman who loved her husband, children, and all her grandchildren very much. She was a warm, enduring spirit, who only chose to see the best in others. She was a prayer warrior for those who asked for prayer and even when they didn’t. She didn’t have to know them and would just raise her hand and pray. She was always positive, smiling, and wanting to help in any way. Louise is preceded in death by her parents George and Robbie Dotson, and son-in-law Tim Rider. Louise is survived by her husband Steve, children Susan Rider, Amy Tracht (James), Emily Dewitt (John), Kevin Greer (Veronica), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved very much and was always there for them. Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart. You will always be missed and never forgotten Lulu.